Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day -- Hug a Tree!


Is there anything as 
lovely
as a tree blooming in the spring?!

The flowering trees have been incredible this year --
but are now starting to fade fast!

Last weekend, Maddy and I hit the
outdoor mall on a rainy day
(yes, my hair was a disaster)
but the girl loves to check out the books at B&N,
so I talked her into a quick iPhone
photo with one of the gorgeous trees there.
Quick -- run and enjoy their beauty before
the blooming season ends!!


Happy Earth Day!
and
Happy Arbor Day this week in Nebraska -
we celebrate trees! :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Treehouse Fun!

Happy Friday!

I meant to post earlier, but I somehow lost some zoo
photos from our first visit of the season.
I've been feeling rather invisible lately, so guess it is 
appropriate that the photos disappeared!

Last Saturday, Maddy watched the neighbor's dog, Dixie,
a little Corgi that is Muffy's BFF, while they were out of
town for the day.  
Muffy and Dixie played a lot 
in their backyard
and so . . .  .
I wanted to show you their
fabulous treehouse they built themselves!


Isn't it amazing!!!
They can even sleep in it sometimes during
the warm weather as it has built in 
bunks!

Also, they put in swings  with a curvy slide and fire pit nearby
and -- Maddy's favorite -- a trampoline!


She is definitely volunteering for more
dog-sitting gigs in the future!

Happy Weekend!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tee Time!

Spring is here and the grass is greening up, 
so you know what that means --
time for golf!

For Maddy and me,
that means putt-putt a/k/a mini-golf!!


Last Sunday, it was warm and sunny 
and the mini-golf course had opened for the season!!
The water hazards were not ready yet -- probably a good thing
as I have hit a ball into the water a time or two . . . or three!

We grabbed our putters and set out
to dust off the golfing cobwebs!


Guess who got a hole-in-one on
the very first hole she played???
Maddy!

Sadly, I didn't make any holes-in-one!
But we had lots of fun!
Maybe by the end of summer, I will have accomplished
the elusive hole-in-one!  Fingers crossed!

We love mini-golf!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Weekend Update!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Easter weekend is always so special!



Before the Easter break, Maddy and I made some special Hershey kiss jars for
her friends at school and
 also put together some Easter baskets for the Littles!


We had so much fun picking out special things for Janie, Walt and Harry!

On Easter morning, Mr. Tennis, Maddy and I went to the early 
7:30 AM Mass and it was packed!

We had a brunch reservation later, so went home to read the 
newspaper (think we are among the few who still get the newspaper, but I cannot give it up).
 I may or may not have had a few Hershey kisses
to tide me over til brunch!

Oh yum, seriously, brunch was fabulous and fun!  Seeing the crowd waiting in line
when we left around 1 PM, made me so happy I had made
our reservation for 11:30 AM.

Philip, Harry, Catherine, Janie & Walt
We attempted some selfies on the golf course afterward, but
it was so windy, they did not turn out well.
However, we managed to get a few photos since we were 
all dressed up and that doesn't seem to happy often.
Unfortunately, Connor was out of town. 
We missed him and saved a chocolate bunny!
Hope he gets home soon -- that bunny is calling my name!


After brunch, we were in a food coma,
so headed home for naps!


Hope you had fabulous weekend too!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Flashback - Happy Easter!

Hello Friends!
Time for a quick Friday Flashback -

Let's see what we were doing a few years ago on Easter!


Meeting Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny at Disney World - April 2012

Hope you have a wonderful and joy-filled Easter!





Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bye Bye March!

Wow -- did March just zip by for you too?
Even though it was a long month with 
31 long days, it seems to have 
marched by rather quickly!

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile rolled into town --
their license plate  - "Big Bun"

I've had a bit of blogger's block this month.
Just got busy with lots of
little work things -- office-work, housework, yardwork and . . . 
homework!
And am afraid I didn't get as much accomplished as I hoped
due to a recurring whopper headache! :(

So happy spring break starts soon and hoping
for a break from the homework -- especially math!
Is it just me or did math get really hard
in the last few years??

Photo from May 2014 - - aren't they adorable!
Looking forward to watching
these 3 little ones on Wednesday night this week
and spending time with them again at
Easter Sunday brunch!
Yum!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hello Spring!

I am a little bit late welcoming spring 
because I've been busy
raking and bagging leaves
and assorted gunk from the yard!

A little pretty among the the layers and layers of dirty old leaves!
And now that we've had a bit of rain,
everything is turning green and budding
right before my very eyes!

In celebration of spring and all that jazz,
Mr. Tennis decided to get a 
new ride!



Last weekend was sunny and up to 70
so a convertible made perfect sense!


Isn't he just too much sometimes!?! 
He loves it and says that with a little practice
(it's a stick shift), I can drive it too! 
So happy that Lincoln is very flat!
Last time I drove a stick shift - I had to be sure and make 
a plan ahead of time
to avoid hills!

Now that I'm a more experienced driver
and it's a lot flatter here, I really am not 
worried at all.
My biggest concern is . . . 
my hair!!

Seriously, we've just entered into the season
of bad hair days!  
You know:   rain + humidity = frizz and big hair!!
Add a convertible to that -- I'm a little afraid! 
Make that very afraid!
I noticed some robins eyeing my hair last weekend 
when it (my hair) was only slightly out of control!
Bring on the hot rollers and flat irons!

Only 2 years from a learner's permit!!!